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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 3581702
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Ranked #7 of 1,210 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $90
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In October 2006 owner Tony Stewart in collaboration with Fearon Hay Architects transformed a derelict warehouse space into a spectacular dining room, creating a completely unique dining experience. The beautiful restaurant once only a concrete frame and block work warehouse, has been reinterpreted to showcase how a marriage of materials comes together to create one harmonious restaurant and bar space. The curvaceous forms, luxurious fabrics and fine textures complete the design and create a space that is sophisticated, sleek and elegant. Design elements complement each other without the need to conceal. The space and materials communicate this to each other and complete the design without overpowering one or the other. All design elements come together evoking a feeling of belongingness while providing intimacy within a magnificent interior.The food, like the design is classic yet undeniably modern.Chef Harris’ cuisine melds the tradition of classical with a contempory approach to ingredients and technique, showing clever techniques and use of ingredients used to stimulate the palate and the memory rather than confuse the mind.The flavours are clean, precise and modern, his dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.Numerous awards over the past six years have sung the praises of Clooney and their consistency to outstanding cuisine, service and dining experience.Clooney restaurant is located in Freemans Bay Auckland, New Zealand, is owned by Tony Stewart and was designed by Fearon Hay Architects. A relaxed but dynamic dining experience that’s deeply rooted within Auckland’s progressive dining scene.
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Canberra
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

A few years I visited Clooney for the first time with a work team and had a wonderful evening. This year I headed back with my current work team and had an even better evening. We had a 7 course digustation with matching wines and the food was incredible. We began with a cocktail each and we were then provided... More

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Perth, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

We are from Perth, but stopped in at Auckland for a night to catch up with a friend before heading North to see Family. I am glad we chose Clooney as our dinner spot for the evening. All 3 of us had the 7 course dego, my partner & friend had the matching wines, being pregnant, I had the matching... More

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Second visit. Everything as fantastic as the first time. Creative, yet sensible menu. Balanced amounts for the seven course tasting. Service is unpretensious and knowledgeable. Even though they have to serve so many courses (on marvelous plates, by the way) they are quite unobtrusive. The whole experience is a confirmation of my first visit. Professionalism coupled with grace and passion... More

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Sydney
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had read about this restaurant but were not really sure what to expect. Being so well known and so successful over a period of time I was anxious that (being somewhat of an institution) that it might be pretentious - not at all what we found. The decor is relaxing industrial chic with separators between dining... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A special birthday dinner, not that we told Clooney, but a special night out for the my wife and I. Easy booking, easy to find and a professional welcome. Beautiful decor, amazing food and impeccable service. We had a 5 course degustation with matching wines, delicious! Can't wait to return

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Gisborne Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went for the five course meal and were served six. We really enjoyed the evening, food was a delight and each course was delivered at the right time, eg nice interval between courses. Seating was very comfy and you had good privacy. We found the service of very high quality, and they were very engaging. Thank you for an... More

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Sydney, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is my first trip to Auckland and, quite honestly, I picked Clooney out of the top restaurants on Tripadvisor because of it's decor. When we return (yes, it's definitely a 'when', not an 'if') it will because of the food. The interior is interesting enough. Warehouse-y with high ceilings, concrete pillars, large glass bauble lights suspended over booth tables... More

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wellington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Coming to Auckland represented a chance to try out the latest Cuisine ratings for restaurants. Thus starting from the top, Clooney was the logical choice especially as the other 3 hats were closed for Sunday. First impressions were that it was set out more as a night club than a restaurant with loungy furnitures and dim (too low) lighting. Service... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is our family's top dining in Auckland, Special Birthdays and Wedding Anniversaries are memorable at Clooney's.

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Blenheim
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My fourth trip to Clooneys for the 7 course degustation with wine match. Service is always warm and unpretentious, staff are so knowledgable and passionate! New and innovative food everytime although the wine matching this trip was not as amazing. Finished off with a beautiful glass of Spanish sticky red and left with some homemade brioche and chia jam for... More

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Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 3581702
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Average Prices: USD 0 - 90

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